Reviews and Blog Posts: art

Have Your Seen the Andrew and Jamie Wyeth Exhibit Yet?

The Andrew and Jamie Wyeth exhibit opened recently at the Denver Art Museum. Whether you have already seen it or you plan to go, the Denver Public Library has books and online resources to learn more about them. Please see the links at the end of this blog.

But first, here are some facts about the artists (who were father and son) that you may not know:

About Andrew:

Who owns antiquity? : museums and the battle over our ancient heritage

by James B Cuno

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I strongly disagree with this book’s premise, but it provides a good overview of cultural heritage law development, and I find the author’s self-contradictions amusing. James Cuno is a divisive figure in the field of cultural heritage repatriation, which means returning some art and archaeological objects back to their countries...

The world of PostSecret

by Frank (Frank C.) Warren

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Some make me laugh,

Some make me cry,

Some make me say,

"Oh, my, my!"

Artist in Residence at Ross-Broadway Branch Library

Just Try It

Artist in Residence ​is Denver Public Library’s first Artist in Residency Program designed to support our local art community and encourage exploration of resources available at the Library. The chosen artist will be given a $500 stipend, be paired with a Library staff member to aid in researching the proposed topic and be provided with a space at the Ross-Broadway Branch Library to make new small-scale work.

Plaza Voices: Plaza Art Show!

Family visiting Denver Art Museum as part of Plaza program

The Denver Public Library's Plaza program partners with both the Denver Art Museum and the Art Students League of Denver to offer free, professional arts programming to Denver's diverse immigrant communities at branches throughout the city.

Denver Public Schools Citywide Middle School Art Exhibition

Yesterday staff from the Denver Public Schools and the Denver Public Library worked together to hang over 100 amazing artwork made by middle school students and now the Denver Public School Citywide Middle School Art Exhibition is here! The art will be on display from April 7-27 in the Level 5 Western History and Genealogy Gallery and in Schlessman Hall on Level 1. Come see these wonderful artworks created by Denver’s talented students.

Get Frosted This Friday

Fresh City Life is getting out amongst 'em this Friday at Denver Art Museum's: Untitled: On the Rocks. This fun evening highlights the current Cartier exhibit of jewelry and rare items from the Cartier jewelers' collection. It is a fascinating and sparkling show -- go see it if you haven't yet. 

Louise Bourgeois

by Robert Storr

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A wonderful presentation of work and analysis on one of my favorite artists. The interview with Bourgeois at the beginning of this book helps set the stage for what is to come for those that are not familiar with her work. Bourgeois is an intense and symbolic artists that I...

Defining Documentaries

Girl Rising

As film festivals go, DOC NYC is one of the largest documentary film festivals in the world.

Beware wet paint

by Alan Fletcher

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Organized by theme, this fantastic volume of work explores Alan Fletcher's famous design solutions. This book explores designs created during his time as the founder of the design firm Pentagram, his time as an independent designer, and his work as the art director for Phaidon Press. This is a wonderful...

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